Do you have any details of the scammer that can be used for a proper research? Email address, phone number, pictures he is using. That might help. If we can show your mother something to prove that she is not communicating with the person in the images she received, she might understand what is going on. It will be hard to accept it, after being a victim for such a long time, but it is a better chance as having nothing. Not to mention that the scammer might play the same game with other victims in the same time and the details you share may save someone else dealing with a similar problem.
Not all the scammers are the same and not all the sob stories they are using are the same. A variation of the one you are talking about can be seen here: https://www.scamsurvivors.com/forum/vie ... 11&t=63121
Another version of sob stories used in a romance scam and changing the victim in accomplice - money mule - can be seen here: https://www.scamsurvivors.com/forum/vie ... 11&t=63138https://www.scamsurvivors.com/forum/vie ... =21&t=1861
- this is the type of people hiding behind stolen pictures used in romance scams.
Show your mother those links - maybe she will see a similar pattern. Ask her to search in Google quotes from the messages she received from that person, especially that part of messages she believes is very personal - she will find the same text, word by word, reported online in association with other scams.
Help yourself by helping others - report your scammer here.Google can be your best friend
;use it if you have doubts about someone met online. If someone met online only asks for money, no matter what reason, it´s 100% scam.